What is your good news?

Do you have some good news to share?

I, after a couple really nasty weeks, am getting together with a group of priests for an annual meeting.

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  1. Bea says:

    My good news is in the negative.

    My daughter-in-law does NOT have the threatening liver condition we had all feared.
    The blood count is still high but liver problems have been ruled out.

    My 2 sons got new assignments.
    They are a little far, but NOT abroad nor in dangerous places, as I had feared.

  2. Supertradmum says:

    After two horrendous weeks, my son is visiting me and we are laughing. Laughter is good. Also, I have a job interview next week you all can pray for me about, please.

  3. adeoamata says:

    My baby was baptized yesterday!

  4. disco says:

    I’m taking the day off to play some golf. I haven’t played much this season, unfortunately, so every opportunity to do so feels special.

  5. JonPatrick says:

    My older son and I traveled up to Maine to see my other son that lives there, we had a nice day eating lunch then riding old streetcars at the Seashore Trolley Museum, beautiful weather, warm but a nice sea breeze.

    The day almost got off to a bad start, after Mass we stopped for a quick breakfast and I managed to lock my keys in the car. A call to AAA was followed by a young man from the garage showing up 20 minutes later with an assortment of car door opening tools. We worked his magic and we were on our way in a few minutes. Now I know why I pay that membership every year.

  6. John-PaulSC says:

    Several items of Good News:

    My bloodworm was back in the normal range after a scare.

    I am less than a month away from a retreat at a local monastery.

    A new blog: http://poloroadjournal.com

  7. John-PaulSC says:

    Several items of Good News:

    My bloodwork was back in the normal range after a scare.

    I am less than a month away from a retreat at a local monastery.

    A new blog: http://poloroadjournal.com

  8. Horatius says:

    I asked yesterday to become a Benedictine oblate.

  9. pinoytraddie says:

    Assisted at Another Mass of the Extraordinary Form in a Jesuit University,where I Serve as Usher. DEO GRATIAS!!!

  10. cursormundi says:

    Ordination to the diaconate at Westminster Cathedral, London, UK!



  11. Banjo pickin girl says:

    My trip to and from St. Meinrad was uneventful and I learned a lot at the two classes on Gregorian chant. I met many nice people and two of them decided to become oblates too. I met with the oblate director and my spiritual director and had a great time despite all the health issues. There were other people there with health problems who were inspiring too. This was my 7th trip there and it feels like home. The guest house staff is the best. The place is very handicapped-friendly.

    But it was good to be home and see my friends and be back at my own parish and in my own bedroom.

  12. mamajen says:

    Today is my 7th wedding anniversary. We have also, barring any last minute snafus, sold our house and will be able to buy the larger house we have been waiting for.

  13. Mississippi R.C. says:

    We made it to Noon Mass with extended family yesterday to top off our fantastic weekend at the St. Louis Cathedral on Lindell Blvd.! This Cathedral is absolutely breathtaking and I Love the Midwest People and really feel the Catholic Faith Alive in St. Louis!!

  14. mysticalrose says:

    I have a beautiful, sunny day to spend playing with my children in the yard, sandbox, and baby pool. My favorite kind of summer day!

  15. Benedict says:

    The Dominican Friars in Columbus, Ohio will celebrate a Dominican Rite Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic church for the Feast of St. Dominic on August 4, 2012.

    The Friars also have 13 men entering their novitiate on August 8 in Cincinnati – thanks be to God!

    They have a few more vocation events this summer.

  16. Midwest Girl says:

    Today is my husband’s and my first child’s due date! While labor hasn’t begun, we’re very thankful for this gift of life to join us outside of the womb soon.

  17. Philangelus says:

    1) My literary agent’s new agency sent me a contract and I signed/returned it. The woman at the Post Office said, “They own you now.” Hah!

    2) Returned from a long road trip(safely, yay!) to discover the house had been invaded by ants (boo) but the ancilliary good news is that we live in a time/place where I can call The Ant Dude and he’ll come make sure the invasion ends.

    3) My book’s cover artist got back to me with two awesome cover concepts, either of which just needs a little tweaking before they’d be perfect. I’m so happy!

    (Midwest Girl, may you have a safe and easy delivery.)

  18. MARKNTINA641 says:

    Our son will be leaving soon to go back to the seminary for the school year !

  19. Southern Catholic says:

    With the recent events around the country, I’m just blessed to be given another day. God bless you all! :)

  20. Ame E. says:

    Went to St. Paul the Apostle Church in Warren, MA yesterday.. The EF form seems to be really thriving.. Church was packed with young families.. Joy to see this..

  21. Sissy says:

    Congratulations to everyone above; it is such a pleasure to read all the good news. Here’s mine: our son and daughter-in-law are expecting a baby girl!! We knew she was on the way, but didn’t know she is a she until last Thursday. We’re all thrilled and can’t wait to meet her.

  22. AnnAsher says:

    Two months in a row managed to stretch the budget to accommodate the drive to TLM every Sunday. It brings me such peace not to have to worry over what my kids will hear from the pulpit. God bless Holy Priests!

  23. Indulgentiam says:

    AnnAsher, we have so much in common. when things fell apart and i was left with my little broken family. i sat down amid the rubble and felt NOT alone. a prayer i am sure Our Lady taught me made its way up from the depths of my weary soul. —You are the Head of my household God, don’t ever let me run it my way– and every weak an opportunity to make enough to get us to a neighboring state for the TLM appears. He is Faithful always!

    Psalms 39:3
    And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps.

    Isaias (Isaiah) 50:7
    The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not confounded: therefore have I set my face as a most hard rock, and I know that I shall not be confounded.

    My good news is that my God has taught me what love really is, one mistake at a time. What a Wonderful ! Glorious ! Beautiful Mystery He is!

  24. poohbear says:

    You are the Head of my household God, don’t ever let me run it my way
    What a great prayer. I needed to hear this today, thank you!

    My good news is all the inspiration I receive from this blog, both from Fr Z and the posters.

  25. lucy says:

    Our little traditional community welcomed a new priest yesterday. He was ordained in May of this year. He brought with him a wonderful seminarian. Our High Mass was beautiful! The seminarian sang the epistle and it was music to God’s ears, I’m sure. The sermon was solid. We then had a dinner in the social hall with them. First blessings were awesome. It was terribly hot but it was the best evening in a long while. Thanks be to God for well-formed priests! The FSSP rocks.

    Tell your priest friends to say the black and do the red. Provide for all their flock the beauty of God’s word in all it’s splendor.

  26. jilly4ski says:

    Our baby, Claire Marie was baptized into the faith yesterday. It was so wonderful to watch the water flow over her head and to smell the oil from the anointing. (Father had some pretty sweet vestments for the baptism, which occurred after Mass).

  27. momoften says:

    Son was accepted into college seminary for Fall, he is extremely happy. Working on a vocational retreat with someone for young girls. It will be I am sure awesome. There are some great orders
    of nuns. We are blessed to know some. Please keep my 8 year old niece Katie in your prayers, blood infection –not good with heart issues. Looks like they may have caught it quick enough, but her spirits are a little down right now as she is stuck in the hospital 3 hours away from home.

  28. JoyfulMom7 says:

    My husband is recovering very well after emergency eye surgery last week. And my daughters and I were still able to pull off a bridal shower for my son’s finance on Saturday!

  29. RichardC says:

    I expect to be spending some time in September with my mom and two of my sister and my sister’s families–God willing.

    I am teaching myself to sing the Dominican version of Salve Regina with my singing software. I have to slow the tempo way down just to stay somewhat in key, but I think if I keep at it, I may be able to speed it up. Now, when I sing it it takes about eight minutes. Should be about two and a half minutes. Here is a beautiful rendition of the Dominican version: http://dominicanidaho.org/music/salve.wav .

  30. frjim4321 says:

    End of year report shows increasing participation and healthy offertory income. PSR adding more classrooms. Sadlier will be happy with their order this year. Recent audit revealed no issues, major or minor. Bluebirds are here every morning. New car on the way. Niece safely home from 2-wk program at ND and loved it. Pain free for a few weeks now and able to exercise 5x/wk. All good stuff. Oh yeah, and Breaking Bad is back! Best television EVER.

  31. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Another musician has taken an interest in some of my compositions. I’m still waiting to hear how this director of music likes the stuff I sent.

    I’ve learned how to make pdf files with more than one page, using only the printer I have at the house.

    I’m working on a new setting of Jesu Dulcis Memoria, and having an amazingly clear mind.

  32. frjim4321 says:

    Good luck, Chris!

  33. Ygnacia says:

    Our Traditional Latin Mass community continues to grow in our new home, and we have an FSSP Seminarian that in part credits his decision to enter the priesthood because of attending our Mass. Here is his letter to us:


    God is good~

  34. albinus1 says:

    Our parish TLM resumed this past weekend after a two-month hiatus due to retreats and vacations on the part of the priests of the parish.

    In addition, when my wife and I went to Confession this weekend, I noticed that there was a line forming before the priest arrived to start hearing Confessions, and by the time my wife and I had been to Confession and were leaving, the line was getting longer. This isn’t personal good news, but good news nonetheless!

  35. DetJohn says:

    Last month, one son and his wife after 6yrs of civil marrage, were married in the Church. Another son and his wife are gettin married in the Church after 15yrs of civil marrage.

    My prayers are answered.

  36. My good news is that, for the first time since the beginning of the year, I have been offered a position on a team put together for a firm bidding on a government contract, and if the firm wins the contract, I will have work for at least a year with which I can supplement my existing retirement income, which is not overly ample.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer

  37. frjim4321 says:

    Beautiful couple just in to plan a convalidation. Got quite a runaround while living in a diocese near DC. Happy we can do the convalidation here.

  38. RichardC says:

    It is bad news that a woman recently died after having an abortion at a Planned Parenthood. However, it is good news that the Drudge Report provided a link to the story. Note: the Drudge Report has a box for submitting links or stories that anyone considers newsworthy. (I am in now way affiliated with the Drudge Report.)

  39. Margaret says:

    So much wonderful news. Best wishes to all.

    My little tidbit– a few of my children just came back from a week at a Catholic boys’ camp. One of the teens went out for a lengthy walk through the neighborhood, as is his fairly regular habit. I asked him about his route when he arrived back home, and he had made quite a lengthy trek to a parish in the vicinity, and had popped in to pay a visit to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament before heading home again. A small thing, but so encouraging to see one of the kids taking up a little devotional practice without prodding or nagging from mom… :)

  40. A.D. says:

    Just out of the hospital after two weeks. First Mass back overwhelming with God’s love! Pray for me. I hear the distant call.

  41. I’m married to my husband 23 years this week. The Lord’s blest us with five children. Deo Gratias.

  42. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    I hope you (all) will see the light-hearted humor in the following anecdote.

    At a party hosted for friends of mine who were (at the time) engaged to be married, a priest (imagine a strong French accent) asked this cryptic question: “When did Christ establish the sacrament of matrimony?” The assembly attempted several answers, all of which met with gentle disapprobation. Finally, Father answered his question. He said, “Christ established the sacrament of matrimony from the Cross, when He said ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do'”.

    Happy anniversary to Ann Maureen 02 and her husband.

  43. bernadette says:

    The storm damage to my house back east has been repaired and the buyers closed today. Now I can concentrate on settling in to my new home on the west coast and try to repair my spiritual life which has suffered greatly during the turmoil of the past eighteen months.

  44. Quanah says:

    Just moved to Indianapolis and will start my new job in two weeks.

  45. bvb says:

    I actually read the responses here for the first time, which was really heartening.

    I’ve also (more-or-less) finished work on a project recording the monks of Le Barroux that Fr Z posted about a while back: http://barrouxchant.com/

  46. Charivari Rob says:

    Mom has gone on a well-needed trip away for a few days and reconnecting with her siblings.

  47. lizaanne says:

    I’m recovering well from surgery! Thank you for your prayers, Fr. Z!

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